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Wijnaldum, Narsingh inspire Netherlands in Latvia

Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 23.08CET
Latvia 0-2 Netherlands
Georginio Wijnaldum and Luciano Narsingh struck in the second half as Guus Hiddink's charges recorded their first away win in Group A.

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Match statistics

LatviaNetherlands

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)36
 
64
Total attempts3
 
31
on target0
10
off target3
 
11
blocked0
10
against woodwork0
2
Corners0
8
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
12
Fouls suffered10
 
10

Standings

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Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 23.08CET

Wijnaldum, Narsingh inspire Netherlands in Latvia

Latvia 0-2 Netherlands
Georginio Wijnaldum and Luciano Narsingh struck in the second half as Guus Hiddink's charges recorded their first away win in Group A.

Substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scores a 67th-minute opener
Luciano Narsingh doubles the advantage four minutes later in Riga
The Netherlands register their third victory in Group A
Second-bottom Latvia are still without a win (D3 L3)
Next games: Turkey v Latvia, Netherlands v Iceland (3 September)

The Netherlands struck twice in five second-half minutes to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory against Latvia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.

Having won just two of their five matches in the section, the Dutch immediately hit their stride in Riga but had to wait until after the interval to open the scoring. Substitute Georginio Wijnaldum broke the deadlock four minutes after entering the field before Luciano Narsingh sealed the success with a cool finish.

Beaten 6-0 in Amsterdam in their previous encounter with the Oranje, Latvia had hoped to start this latest contest on the front foot. However, Guus Hiddink's side soon took control as Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie both spurned early opportunities. Wesley Sneijder came even closer, rattling the outside of the right post with a curling effort 20 minutes in.

Depay then combined with Van Persie before the Netherlands captain unleashed a left-footed shot straight at Latvia No1 Andris Vaņins. The visitors continued to push – recording 18 efforts on goal in the first half – but only succeeded in testing Vaņins on three occasions.

Hiddink's first change, bringing on Wijnaldum for Van Persie after 63 minutes, soon paid dividends as the PSV Eindhoven midfielder poked his team in front four minutes later. Daley Blind then won the ball in midfield before sending another PSV player, Narsingh, clear to clinch the three points.

Sneijder fired against the woodwork again nine minutes from time with an audacious chip. The result, however, was already beyond doubt.

Last updated: 14/06/15 0.04CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013946/postmatch/report/index.html#dutch+ease+past+latvia

Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
VaņinsAndris Vaņins (GK)
1
CillessenJasper Cillessen (GK)
2
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
8
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution75
3
De VrijStefan de Vrij
10
ŠabalaValērijs Šabala
Substitution62
4
Martins IndiBruno Martins Indi
Yellow Card65
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
5
WillemsJetro Willems
Substitution77
14
IkaunieksJānis Ikaunieks
6
BlindDaley Blind
15
RakelsDeniss Rakels
Yellow Card13
7
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
Goal71
16
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
8
SneijderWesley Sneijder
17
ZjuzinsArtūrs Zjuzins
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
19
JagodinskisVitālijs Jagodinskis
10
Van PersieRobin van Persie (C)
Substitution63
21
FreimanisGints Freimanis
Substitution37
11
DepayMemphis Depay
Substitution87

Substitutes

23
ŠteinborsPāvels Šteinbors (GK)
23
KrulTim Krul (GK)
12
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
22
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
3
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
12
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
Substitution77
4
DubraKaspars Dubra
13
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
6
GabovsVladislavs Gabovs
Substitution37
14
RekikKarim Rekik
7
SiņeļņikovsAlans Siņeļņikovs
17
BerghuisSteven Berghuis
9
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
18
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution63
Goal67
11
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
Substitution62
19
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
18
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs
20
PromesQuincy Promes
20
KarašausksArtūrs Karašausks
Substitution75
21
LensJeremain Lens
Substitution87
22
UlimbaševsDaniils Ulimbaševs

Coach

Marians Pahars (LVA) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Frank Andås (NOR), Tom Harald Grønevik (NOR)

Fourth official

Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)

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